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Chapter 21. Advanced ActionScript > ActionScript 2.0: Real Class

ActionScript 2.0: Real Class

Because it bundles functions and variables into objects and classifies objects in different classes, object-oriented programming (OOP) is designed to make complex programs easier to build and maintain. Classes are the most basic infrastructure for OOP.

With ActionScript 2.0, Macromedia has accomplished something wonderful: They have radically simplified the task of creating and using classes, and allowed us to use the new approach for real-world applications immediately, because it works in movies targeting Flash Player 6 (which most people have by now), rather than requiring Flash Player 7 (which some laggards may not have installed yet).


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